| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
The season's second tropical depression formed Monday along the Mexican coast, nearly two weeks after Tropical Storm Andrea, but it's uncertain whether it will become Tropical Storm Barry.
The system was bringing heavy rains to the Yucatan Peninsula,...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
A warmer than normal winter has most plants thinking spring. You might say they are excited bursting into bloom and new growth much ahead of time. Have you checked your citrus trees lately? Many have lots of flowers and are perfuming the air with that...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season this year is expected to be "active or extremely active," federal forecasters said Thursday.
The season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, will bring 13 to 20 named storms, of which seven to 11 will be hurricanes,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The National Hurricane Center will in the future maintain any necessary hurricane watches or warnings even if a storm is no longer technically a hurricane, as in the case of Superstorm Sandy.
Center officials made the changes permanent Friday in light...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Ever since Winter Storm Nemo lit up the Twitterverse and The Weather Channel's round-the-clock coverage, I've been fascinated with the idea that commercial enterprises can go far beyond the National Weather Service's rather stodgy names for hurricanes and...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Football season's over and baseball spring training games often don't rise to the level being topic for casual conversation, so last week's big snow that wasn't quickly became fodder for plenty of commentary at many levels.
A major target when stormy...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
I'm not keen on anthropomorphizing nature, a tendency best left to nineteenth-century poets: Shelley, Wordsworth, that element.
So I grit my teeth and endure the National Weather Service's practice of naming tropical storms and hurricanes. It's a well-...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Just a few days into the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to deluge Maryland and much of the Atlantic coast Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the Baltimore region.
The storm was not expected to pack anything close to the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Bill Proenza said fighting to ensure forecasts are as accurate as possible and speaking his mind has gotten him into trouble again. This time, he was fired as a top manager for the National Weather Service.
Proenza, 68, was ousted as National...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 10:18 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ever hit a mental whiteout pondering the difference between a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory?
The National Weather Service is looking at the idea that less is more when it comes to such jargon.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:24 AM
There are days, weeks and months set aside for any number of good causes and reasons, so it's easy to disregard most of them unless there's a personal reason for vigilance.
Some, however, need to be given at least a nod of acknowledgment, including...